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Thursday, 12 April 2007

MAIB publishes Ouzo report

The Marine Accidents Investigation Branch has published its report on the loss of the yacht Ouzo. The .pdf report is available HERE.

Well worth reading and many lessons to remember.
My lifejackets all have crotch straps, Raedwald's got a sod-off radar reflector, she carries a liferaft as well as flares and lamps, and I renewed all the Nav lights a year ago. What this reinforces is never to take the movements of large vessels for granted, especially at night. In future I'll use VHF and fire off a warning flare if I'm in the slightest doubt.

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